what I get up to when I'm not tidying up elsewhere, plus addendum!
making a mess in my home & studio, for one thing
1. I bring stuff into our household, such as these chairs from one of my tidy-up clients; to bring them up-to-date I've given them a lick of Indigo blue and a good rub with some bees wax:
hurray! a Singer sewing machine, no cords, wifi or electricity required!
Nicola Stevenette on Instagram kindly informed me there's a serial number with which you can trace the manufacturing date. You can almost make it out in the photo above Y 6392545. According to ISMACS International I now know it was built in 1922, not 1927 as I previously thought because of the manual that's included. The model is a Singer No.66
added on Tuesday: the 3 following pics of a tiny simple hat I made for DutchBoy on the Singer! having bought needles in town and oiled the machine; have been watching loads of you-tube video's to help me along
3. I roughly finished this cloth piece, which I thought was going to be a table cloth, instead of which it turned into a blind for our eldest son's bedroom (when he's home with us, as he doesn't live here anymore)
I do like it when a cloth piece can be useful as well as decorative.
I think waking up to this is going to cheer him, or any guest staying here, up:
4. I go for walks, despite constant drizzle and wild winds almost blowing me over; here you can catch a glimpse of how high the waters are, the river Linge has flooded the riverbank:
5. I continue making ink drawings. Here's OBK wearing his velvet undergarment; I think the small bird next to him turned out well, OBK however kept twirling about, showing off his new cloth. I asked him to keep still, but he just wouldn't and suggested I make a new video where it wouldn't matter if they were all moving:
in the background there are the many phone calls and visits to our parents down south, all in order to keep our mum and dad's household organized enough for them to stay on in their own home....